Tuesday, August 27, 2013
20130827 Pasta with Bolognese Sauce
The first time i use bacon bits in bolognese sauce and it tasted sooooo good! This recipe made quite a huge batch of sauce so I simply freeze half of it for "rainy days".
400g minced pork/beef
200g bacon blocks
4 celery stalks, finely diced
4 small carrots, finely diced
2 big garlic cloves, crushed
1 red paprika, finely chopped
2 onions, finely chopped
2 X 400g cans peeled tomatoes with juice
2 rosemary stalks
1tsp dried oregano
Freshly grounded black pepper
1. In a pan, brown the bacon bits for about 5-10 minutes. Add minced meat and cook about 5 minutes. Transfer the meat to a slow cooker.
2. In the pan, cook the onions and garlic until fragrant. Transfer them to the slow cooker.
3. Add the rest of the ingredients to the slow cooker and give it a good stir. Cook on low heat for about 8-10 hours.
4. Mix the sauce with your favorite cooked pasta, dump the mixed pasta into a casserole dish, scatter with a generous amount of grated cheese, and cook under a hot grill for about 5-10 minutes. Served with fresh ciabatta bread.